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Jan 9, 2011 Luke Muehlhauser
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The first 76 episodes of the show are each their own item on archive.org, The rest will all be available from this page. You can listen to ALL episodes of the show, here: http://commonsenseatheism.com/?p=1911
Topics: podcast, interview, philosophy, religion, science, atheism, naturalism
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Nov 29, 2010
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Christopher Hitchens vs. William Dembski debate the existence of God in 2010
Topics: debate, atheism, theism
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Oct 12, 2010 Luke Muehlhauser
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Stephen Batchelor discusses secular buddhism.
Topics: buddhism, atheism, philosophy, religion
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Oct 12, 2010 Luke Muehlhauser
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Russell Miller discusses his biography of L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology.
Topics: Scientology, interview, religion, Hubbard, LRH
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Oct 12, 2010 Luke Muehlhauser
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Michael Bishop discusses Strategic Reliabilism.
Topics: epistemology, philosophy, skepticism
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Sep 29, 2010
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Carr vs. Cole debate 2008 resurrection
Topics: debate, resurrection
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Wynne LeGrow is an atheist political challenger for Virginia's 4th congressional district.
Topics: politics, atheism, interview, 2010 elections
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Tyler Wunder explains why Alvin Plantinga's reformed epistemology fails.
Topics: Plantinga, philosophy, religion, epistemology, warrant
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Lydia McGrew discusses evidentialist Christianity.
Topics: evidentialism, interview, philosophy, Christianity, miracles, resurrection, fine-tuningHume
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Ron Mallon discusses experimental ethics.
Topics: ethics, philosophy, interview
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Sep 5, 2010 Alonzo Fyfe and Luke Muehlhauser
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Desirism is a theory of morality for skeptics, scientists, and naturalists. It is a theory of moral value that exists in the physical universe, and does not depend on mysterious things like intrinsic value, intrinsic virtue, categorical imperatives, hypothetical contracts, or divine commands. For episode transcripts and more, visit CommonSenseAtheism.com and click 'Morality Podcast.'
Topics: morality, ethics, meta-ethics, normative ethics, applied ethics, philosophy, podcast, desirism
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Aug 26, 2010
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This podcast offers a naturalist's response to a series of popular arguments in Christian apologetics.
Topics: naturalism, atheism, Christianity, arguments, philosophy
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Nathan Nobis and I debate moral realism, and then discuss the ethical treatment of animals.
Topics: Nobis, morality, meta-ethics, moral realism, animals, philosophy, interview
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Matt Jordan discusses the criteria for an adequate moral theory, and explains the advantages of theism over naturalism when it comes to morality.
Topics: theism, atheism, Euthyphro, morality, divine command theory, meta-ethics, philosophy, interview,...
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Robin Hanson discusses how to overcome our biases.
Topics: biases, prediction markets, interview, philosophy
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Andrew Chignell discusses the problem of infant suffering for theism, and also the ethics of belief.
Topics: belief, ethics, problem of evil, theism, atheism, suffering, evidentialism, fideism, pragmatism,...
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John Caputo discusses postmodernism and religion.
Topics: postmodernism, religion, Caputo, interview, philosophy, analytic, continental, Derrida
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Zachary Moore discusses his experience at the head of two atheist organizations and offers his advice on how to build and maintain a successful atheist community.
Topics: interview, atheism, community
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John Doris discusses the possibility that we may not, after all, have much of anything like a robust moral character.
Topics: Doris, character, ethics, psychology, philosophy, interview
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Eric Steinhart discusses Richard Dawkins' central argument for atheism, NeoPlatonic theology vs. Biblical theology, and also a naturalistic theory of resurrection.
Topics: Dawkins, atheism, theism, resurrection, theology, neoplatonism, Bible, interview, philosophy
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Paul Almond discusses why 'God did it' is such a terrible explanation for cosmology, design, or anything else.
Topics: Almond, theism, atheism, explanation, philosophy, information, simplicity, complexity, interview
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Jul 25, 2010
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Plantinga-Dennett (audio cleaned up)
Topics: Plantinga, Dennett, debate
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Philosopher Stephen Law discusses his passion for bringing philosophy to the masses, and also the 'Evil God Challenge' to theism.
Topics: god, theism, atheism, philosophy, interview
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Internet Archive broke my original upload file somehow, so here is another copy.
Topics: philosophy, emotion, judgment, morality
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Topics: objectification, sexism, feminism
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A few short talks on the objectification of women, given at a 2009 forum in Sydney.
Topics: feminism, objectification, sexuality
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I discuss the Euthyphro Dilemma, ignosticism, and the question of why atheists find God disgusting.
Topics: Euthyphro, philosophy, ignosticism, atheism
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Philosopher Andrew Melnyk discusses how to define physicalism and the evidence for and against it.
Topics: interview, physicalism, dualism, philosophy
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Philosopher Andrew Melnyk discusses how to define physicalism and the evidence for and against it.
Topics: physicalism, philosophy, interview, dualism
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Bible scholar Jaco Gericke discusses the problems encountered by philosophical theologians when they encounter mainstream Biblical criticism.
Topics: Bible, philosophy, fundamentalism, Plantinga, interview
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Philosopher Tim Schroeder explains the major theories of what desire is, and how they relate to moral theories.
Topics: desire, psychology, morality, philosophy, interview, meta-ethics
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Philosopher of psychology Jesse Prinz discusses emotions and moral judgment.
Topics: philosophy, psychology, Prinz, emotions, judgment
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Massimo Pigliucci discusses the limits of science and his new book, 'Nonsense on Stilts.'
Topics: Pigliucci, science, philosophy, nonsense, pseudoscience
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Bob Price discusses his latest book, 'The Case Against the Case for Christ.'
Topics: apologetics, Christianity, historical Jesus, interview
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Tom Clark presents naturalism as a robust metaphysical and moral worldview to compete with Christianity, Islam, and other religious worldviews.
Topics: worldviews, atheism, free will, science, ethics, compassion, interview
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Philosopher Steve Porter offers his defense of the penal substitutionary theory of the atonement in Christian theology.
Topics: philosophy, theology, atonement, Christianity, Jesus
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I interview philosopher Neil Manson about the design argument for God's existence, in all its forms.
Topics: philosophy, religion, design argument, theism, atheism
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I interview philosopher and theologian David Basinger about open theism, and also about the nature of miracles.
Topics: miracles, open theism, Basinger, theology, interview, philosophy
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I interview psychologist Jesse Graham about his research on how we make our moral judgments, and why liberals and conservatives have different moral values.
Topics: psychology, morality, liberals, conservatives, interviews, philosophy
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This is a special bonus episode of Conversations from the Pale Blue Dot. Today I do not interview a guest. Rather, I respond directly to the audio questions you submitted to me in response to Ask the Atheist... Audio Edition! Be sure to send me your question: call 413-723-0175 and leave me your message. More details here: http://commonsenseatheism.com/?p=7310
Topics: philosophy, religion
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I interview philosopher Konrad Talmont-Kaminski about some varieties of philosophical naturalism and the differences between naturalism and supernaturalism.
Topics: naturalism, supernaturalism, philosophy, epistemology, interview
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I interview psychologist Darrel Ray about how religion is like a virus.
Topics: virus, psychology, religion, Christianity, atheism
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Today I interview philosopher and theologian Tim Mawson.
Topics: theology, atheism, theism, meaning of life, philosophy, Mawson
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Today I interview Bible scholar James McGrath about how he does historical research with the Golden Rule.
Topics: Golden Rule, McGrath, history, Bible, interview, Christianity
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Today I interview Richard Carrier about the question: Is Christianity Responsible for Modern Science?
Topics: science, atheism, naturalism, Jesus, Christianity, history
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Today I interview philosopher Greg Ganssle about the New Atheists.
Topics: New Atheism, philosophy, atheism, theism, interview
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Today I interview Christian apologist Sean McDowell.
Topics: Christianity, atheism, interview, apologetics
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Today I interview Bible scholar Jaco Gericke.
Topics: Bible, Israel, philosophy, scholarship, interview
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In one of my funniest and most useful episodes yet, I interview astronomer Luke Barnes about the plausibility of 11 responses to the fine-tuning of the universe. Frankly, once you listen to this episode you will be better equipped to discuss fine-tuning than 90% of the people who discuss it on the internet. The 11 responses to fine-tuning we discuss are: "It's just a coincidence." "We've only observed one universe, and it's got life. So as far as we know, the probability that a...
Topics: fine-tuning, theism, atheism, science, astronomy, cosmology, interview
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Today I interview Ashley Paramore, an atheist who works closely with Christians, and Jonathan Weyer, a Christian who works closely with atheists. We discuss the value of getting atheists and believers working together and how to make that happen.
Topics: Paramore, Weyer, morality, community, cooperation, atheism, Christianity
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I interview physicist Taner Edis about science and religion.
Topics: interview, science, religion, atheism, fine-tuning, intelligent design, miracles, time, philosophy
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Christopher Hitchens debates Dinesh D'Souza at Notre Dame, 2010
Topics: Hitchens, Dsouza, debate, atheism, Christianity
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Today I interview John Loftus, author of 'The Christian Delusion.'
Topics: Christianity, atheism, problem of evil, historical jesus, interview, Loftus
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Today I interview philosopher Scott Sehon about the "God is Mysterious" reply to the problem of evil.
Topics: Wykstra, interview, skeptical theism, problem of evil, philosophy, religion, atheism
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Today I interview philosopher Timothy O'Connor about God as an ultimate explanation for why something exists rather than nothing.
Topics: explanation, Leibniz, philosophy, interview, cosmological argument, god, apologetics
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Today I interview New Testament scholar Robert Price about historical method.
Topics: history, jesus, historical method, philosophy, Hume, apologetics
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Mar 21, 2010
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See http://commonsenseatheism.com/?p=7870 for more details.
Topics: Christianity, atheism, philosophy, history, apologetics
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Today I interview Dr. Zach from the podcast 'Evolution 101' to discuss what evolutionary theory claims, and why it's true.
Topics: evolution, science, biology, interview
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Topics: debate, evolution, intelligent design
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Mar 18, 2010
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John Loftus vs. David Wood debate (2010)
Topics: debate, atheism, theism
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Mar 18, 2010
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Dan Barker vs. George Pell debate 2010
Topics: debate, atheism, theism
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A talk given in Aspen. Sam Harris at his finest
Topics: religion, atheism, Harris
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This is a special bonus episode of Conversations from the Pale Blue Dot. Today I do not interview a guest. Rather, I respond directly to the audio questions you submitted to me in response to Ask the Atheist... Audio Edition! Be sure to send me your question: call 413-723-0175 and leave me your message. More details here: http://commonsenseatheism.com/?p=7310
Topics: philosophy, religion
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I interview philosophy graduate student at the University of Notre Dame, Chris Hallquist, about his book 'UFOs, Ghosts, and a Rising God.'
Topics: Jesus, resurrection, UFO, pseudoscience, prophecy, interview, philosophy, religion
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I interview philosopher Thomas Crisp about three possible ways to justify belief in the divine inspiration of the Bible.
Topics: philosophy, religion, interview, Bible, divine_inspiration, justification
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Today I interview philosopher David McNaughton about divine command morality.
Topics: religion, philosophy, interview, divine_command_theory
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Today I interview philosopher Erik Wielenberg. Show notes and links available here: http://commonsenseatheism.com/?p=7445
Topics: Wielenberg, non-naturalism, supernaturalism, naturalism, ethics, philosophy, interview
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I interview philosopher and theologian Eric Reitan. See this page for show notes and links: http://commonsenseatheism.com/?p=7418
Topics: Reitan, interview, philosophy, theology, ethics, progressive Christianity
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Dr. Ken Pulliam left Christianity not because it fell apart when he looked at it from the outside, but because it fell apart when he looked at it from the inside.
Topics: theology, Christianity, atheism, deconversion, interview, Bible
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I interview John Shook about positive replacements for a religious worldview - in particular: Naturalism, Humanism, and Democracy.
Topics: naturalism, humanism, democracy, atheism, philosophy, Shook, interview
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Feb 27, 2010
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Eugenie Scott vs. David DeWolf debate
Topics: debate, evolution, creationism
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Feb 20, 2010
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debate
Topics: debate, atheism
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I interview atheist philosopher Stephen Maitzen.
Topics: atheism, free will, interview, philosophy, morality, theodicy, purpose, meaning
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Today I interview Bible scholar Hector Avalos.
Topics: Bible, interview, academia
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I interview James Spiegel about his book: 'The Making of an Atheist: How Immorality Leads to Unbelief.'
Topics: atheism, theism, morality, philosophy, interview
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Today I interview Roger Trigg about religion in the public square.
Topics: Trigg, religion, politics, interview, philosophy, Europe, Islam, relativism, multiculturalism
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I interview moral philosopher Ruth Chang about contemporary meta-ethics.
Topics: ethics, meta-ethics, practical reason, philosophy, interview, practical rationality, internalism,...
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Julian Baggini & others vs. Alex McLellan & Marc Surtees debate 2009
Topics: creationism, education
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Feb 7, 2010
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Eddie Tabash vs. Joel Reif debate
Topics: debate, atheism
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Feb 7, 2010
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Everything you need to know about atheism, in 15 minutes.
Topics: atheism, philosophy, audiobook
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Feb 5, 2010
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Debate from 2005.
Topics: debate, Dembski, Ruse, intelligent design
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Feb 5, 2010
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short TV debate
Topics: debate, Dembski, Ruse, intelligent design
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Victor Stenger, Lyn Allison, & Richard Ackland Vs. John Lennox, Ian Pilmer, & Suzanne Rutland Video here: http://fora.tv/2008/08/19/Would_We_Be_Better_Off_Without_Religion
Topics: religion, debate
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Video here: http://fora.tv/2007/10/28/Battle_of_Ideas_Debating_Darwin
Topics: darwin, debate
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I interview Christian philosopher James Sennett about the religious inclusivism of C.S. Lewis, the renaissance of Christian philosophy, and natural theology vs. the theology of nature.
Topics: Plantinga, Sennett, epistemology, natural theology, theology of nature, Christianity, inclusivism,...
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I interview Christian philosopher Kevin Timpe about God, free will, philosophy, and theology.
Topics: interview, free will, philosophy, theology, metaphysics, God, New Atheism
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I interview philosopher Erik Baldwin about the three stages of Alvin Plantinga's career, and how religious pluralism poses a challenge to Plantinga's epistemology.
Topics: Plantinga, epistemology, philosophy, pluralism, religion, interview
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I interview philosopher of religion Matt McCormick about philosophical atheism.
Topics: interview, philosophy, atheism, arguments
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I interview philosopher of religion Andrei Buckareff about acceptance, belief, knowledge, and pantheism.
Topics: belief, acceptance, knowledge, pantheism, panentheism, faith, Thomism, interview, philosophy
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I interview Christian philosopher Wes Morriston about God, Genocide, William Lane Craig's Kalam Cosmological Argument, and the nature of infinity.
Topics: Morriston, Craig, interview, infinity, theism, argument, genocide, God
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Hector Avalos vs. William Lane Craig on the resurrection
Topics: resurrection, Avalos, Craig, debate
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Andrew Copson Vs. Adam Deen debate on the moral argument
Topics: debate, theism, atheism, morality
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Jan 20, 2010
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Alan Conradi vs. Mike Paget debate
Topics: atheism, theism, debate
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Jan 19, 2010
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atheism vs. Islam debate
Topics: Islam, atheism, debate
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Jan 19, 2010 lukeprog
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I interview archaeologists and expert on prehistoric religion Brian Hayden.
Topics: Hayden, archaeology, prehistory, religion, interview
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I interview philosopher of religion Richard Otte about the problem of evil, Plantinga's free will defense, and Hume's argument against miracles.
Topics: Hume, Plantinga, Otte, miracles, philosophy, religion, problem of evil, evil
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Jan 4, 2010
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Michael Tooley vs. Peter Kreeft debate
Topics: debate, Tooley, Kreeft, atheism, theism, philosophy
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Jan 2, 2010 lukeprog
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I interview philosopher Nick Trakakis about the problem of evil, analytics vs. continental philosophy of religion, and other topics.
Topics: philosophy, religion, interview, evil
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Dec 22, 2009
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Peter Cave vs. David Robertson debate
Topics: debate, atheism
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Dec 22, 2009
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Dana Bashour vs. Hamza Andreas Tzortzis debate.
Topics: debate, islam, atheism